Publisher Stéphane Bachès, specializing in rare books, has published a unique series of cookbooks containing the traditional recipes from the French regions, especially Cuisinière lyonnaise written by a cook woman who lived in Lyon at the end of the 19th century.
All the original recipes have not been changed so that it is possible nowadays to cook them.
The regional and specialty cook books remind us of our grandmothers’ note-books since they are illustrated by the old covers and labels found in flea markets.
The recipes were written in the manner of a cook by Sonia Ezgulian, a journalist specialized in gastronomy, and other writers.
Calligrapher Sylvie Perrin illustrated the cook books
All the cook books were handwritten by Sylvie Perrin, a professional calligrapher and very talented artist who studied at the National Art School of Lyon and then worked as a freelance illustrator in the Netherlands before she came back in Lyon.
Sylvie Perrin is specialized in clay modeling, collaging, photoshopping, illustrations photoshop, paintings, postcards, 3 D animations and sculptures.
Cook books dedicated to the French gastronomy in Lyon
Stéphane Bachès shares his passion for the French gastronomy as he published another series of great books about the most famous French cooks from Lyon such as Nicolas le Bec, Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises and the local places dedicated to the French cuisine like Les Halles de Lyon.
What is more, he published other brilliant books about the cultural heritage of Lyon city, especially Dictionaire historique de Lyon, a well-documented dictionary about more than 2000 years of Lyon’s history, people, places and monuments.
You can trace the development of Lyon city through its architecture in Plans de Lyon or the history of Lyon’s cultural, social, economic and political changes through the building of its squares in Places de Lyon.
Lyon ville ouverte by Gilbert Monin suggests another way of discovering Lyon, a city opened to the world as its building reflected the Four Elements of Earth, Air, Water.
If you are interested in the history of Lyon’s paintings from 15th to 21st centuries, no doubt you will also appreciate Une histoire de la peinture à Lyon by Patrice Béghain, a co-author of Dictionaire historique de Lyon.